There is a mysterious app, 99070 that is consuming power on my Nexus 5X. Any idea how I determine what it is?

There is no option to stop or uninstall it. My phone is a Nexus 5X running stock Android 6.0.

App 99070 No additional details

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    Have you uninstalled any app recently (today preferably)? It looks like an app which was used recently and uninstalled later as it shows a random number instead of app's actual name. Dec 14, 2015 at 17:01
  • I have uninstalled some apps within the last week, but certainly not within the last 2 days. Why would that app still be running? Will a force reboot of the phone work? Dec 14, 2015 at 17:29
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    @nicael I'm not talking about system apps – but about system processes. You usually see them only using ps with a terminal/adb shell. E.g. on one of my devices, this shows "514" for "kswapd0", which definitely is no app (but a daemon ;)
    – Izzy
    Dec 15, 2015 at 19:28
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    Seems to Nexus specific forums.androidcentral.com/nexus-6p/…
    – beeshyams
    Dec 17, 2015 at 8:39

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Possibly right answer:

It's a sandboxed process from a removed app.

For such a number over 99000, it is the Unix UID for an isolated sandbox process (u0_i70).

In Android's UID system, called "AID". Android allocated 1000 special UIDs for isolated sanbox processes, 99000-99999. Some apps use that for security reasons, like Chrome (Incognito mode).

  • This answer may sound weird but that's what an experienced Android developer would give. I'm not a dev, though.
    – iBug
    Jul 16, 2017 at 17:40

I use OS Monitor from the Play Store to see what's going on: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eolwral.osmonitor&hl=en .

Here's the Help Page that pops up from the APP. http://www.osmonitor.mobi/maunal/index.html

You can view Processes and kill them or see where they connect to (with a Google Maps view of the IP Address - really nice).


I suggest contacting Google right away and have them identify the app. Have them tell you what it's called, what does, why it's on the phone, and if there is any real need for it. If not, get Google to remove it.

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    I am pretty sure Google does not have people on call for app identification, much less to somehow remote into your phone and remove it for you regardless of what it is or how it got there. Dec 8, 2016 at 23:47

You can open the app list from the boot menu & then find the app & then uninstall it... maybe it is an unidentified process in your phone...

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    What boot menu? If you refer to the normal app list in Settings › Apps, that won't show something like that which only identifies itself by a number.
    – Izzy
    Dec 8, 2016 at 20:56

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